The Ohio Grocers Association (OGA) presented its prestigious Pinnacle Award today to Mr. D’s Delicious Fresh Foods of Brookfield, Ohio.
The Pinnacle Award is given annually to both a single-store operator and a multi-store operation, based on operational excellence and the retailer’s contribution to Ohio’s food industry.
“I am so pleased to recognize Mr. D’s as our 2013 Pinnacle Award winner,” said Nate Filler, president/CEO of OGA. “Larry and Ed D’Onofrio and their entire team have a long record of serving the Youngstown area and are most deserving of the Ohio Grocers Association’s highest honor.”
Presently, Mr. D’s employs over 70 employees and is known for its superior prepared foods and bakery. Mr. D’s also believes in working with the community and has initiated an Electronic Save a Tape Program, which has raised over $150,000 to date benefiting local schools, churches and the Brookfield Fire Department. Mr. D’s also participated in the purchase of the new score board for the Brookfield High School football team.
Filler presented Larry and Ed D’Onofrio with the award earlier today at the store, and the grocers will receive a special video recognition at the Ohio Grocers Annual Trade Relations Gala to be held April 13 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus.